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February 2020

Champions in Action Event

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Encounter Church of Palmyra

Join us next Wednesday, February 5 from 6:00-7:00pm in the Youth Room, as we welcome Emily Gomez and Airo Cruz, two lead staff members from Champions in Action, one of our missions’ partners! They will be traveling all the way from Guatemala, for a Q&A style Listen and Learn Event right here at Encounter. Come hear about how God is working in Guatemala, ready to ask Emily and Airo any questions you may have about their ministry. Then join us…

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Peace and Justice Project

February 15 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Peace and Justice Project and Mennonite Central Committee for an interactive seminar aimed at educating about the criminal justice system and how we might engage in the lives of people caught in the system, helping them break free, experience hope and have their lives transformed. This event is taking place at Mechanicsburg BIC (1050 S York St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055) on Saturday, February 15 from 8:30am-12:30pm.  For more info, please visit: https://mcc.org/get-involved/events/prison-reentry-engaging-incarceration-ministry 

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Caring Cupboard Lunch Program

February 19 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

 Caring Cupboard Lunch Program:  We’ll be providing lunches at the Caring Cupboard on Wednesday, February 19.  Volunteers are needed to pack and hand out lunches. Lunch packing will take place at the church beginning at 8:30am, and handouts at the Caring Cupboard will begin at 10:00am.  Donations of individually wrapped fruit cups, chips, and cookies should be dropped off at the church by Tuesday, February 18.  Thank you!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlGy5zkx8_w

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Women’s Retreat

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - February 23 @ 12:00 pm

Women’s Retreat: All ladies, high school grads and older, are invited to attend this year’s retreat on February 21st-23rd at Kenbrook Christian Retreat Center in Lebanon, PA. We are pleased to welcome back guest speaker Dawn Groff as she helps us explore what it means to Be Still. The total cost is $150 (meals included). Completed registration form with full payment is due no later than February 2nd. Registration for this event is now closed.

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Sewing for Missions Ministry

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sewing for Missions: Do you enjoy sewing  and engaging in  meaningful conversation? Then  come  join  the Sewing for Missions Ministry  Group on Monday, February 24  from  6:30-8:30pm  here at the church.  If  you have any questions or would like to know more about this group, please call Deborah Thompson at 717-916-2556 or Barb Johnson at 717-507-1882.    

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Free Burma Rangers Documentary Movie

February 24 @ 7:00 pm

This is a limited engagement movie being released for two nights only (Monday, February 24th and Tuesday, February 25th), which tells the story of missionary Dave Eubank and his family as they have worked to bring hope to war torn conflict zones throughout the world. For any of you who had been at the Men’s Breakfast a while back in which we had invited in Shane Manney as our speaker, the Free Burma Rangers are the organization that Shane has…

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Ash Wednesday Service

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Encounter Church of Palmyra

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, a period of 40 days leading up to Easter. During Lent, many Christians engage in some form of fasting, repentance, moderation and/or spiritual discipline. The purpose is to focus on Christ, His suffering and sacrifice for us, His life, death, burial, and resurrection. To help us prepare, there will be an  Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday, February 26  at  7:00 pm. All are encouraged to attend.     https://youtu.be/6OVEr50M6QI

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March 2020

Stewardship University

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Stewardship University: On Saturday, March 7, Everence Central Penn will host Stewardship University, a ministry partnership between Everence and the local faith community. Courses will explore subjects ranging from elevating your nutrition, preparing for retirement and paying for college to finding mission opportunities close to home – and more. For information or to register, visit www.stewardshipuniversity.com. 

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Malawi Listen and Learn Event

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Next Tuesday, March 10 we have the great privilege of welcoming some of our missions’ partners from The Passion Center for Children in Malawi, Africa. This is a dynamic ministry doing some incredible work in one of the poorest nations in the world. All are invited to join us from 6:30-7:30pm in the Youth Room as we hear some exciting updates from Saul Mateyu (PCC Executive National Director, joining us the entire way from Malawi) and Eric Sythoff (PCC President,…

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Discovering Encounter Church

March 15 @ 12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Encounter Church of Palmyra

Discovering Encounter Church Class & Luncheon  If you’re asking, “What is Encounter Church all about?” – then come to the Discovering Encounter Church Class & Luncheon on Sunday, March 15 from 12:15-3:00pm. Taught by Pastor Terry, this class offers a basic introduction to the Christian faith as well as Encounter’s unique strategy. Learn about our Mission, Vision, & Values; explore the leadership structure of the church; and discover the true meaning of membership. Whether you’re new to Encounter, or have been around…

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